Peak:  Tijeras Peak (13er)
 Route:  Standard
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  CarpeDM
 Date of Info:  06/09/2018
 Date Posted:  06/09/2018
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The cliff band by-pass ramps still have some snow. I took the short, steeper one (I didn't get high enough to see the other one). SOME snow will remain there for a while, but it's still melting fast. I used an ice axe and microspikes. At this point, I would definitely recommend an axe for the ramp that I took. Spikes or crampons would be okay (the snow portion is pretty darn short). The snow was perfect for kicking steps when I hit it just before 9am. Also went up Music's south ridge; conditions were good; no issues there. That's an awesome scramble!


Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) The ramp that I took.  There was a little scrambling above the snow#2) Tijeras above the cliff band. I scrambled up (2  and 3) to the right of the long snow gully.  It led directly to the summit.#3) The two cliff band ramps as seen on the descent of Music.  I took the one on the left (in shadow).


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